Friday, June 12, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 12, 2015

Event: Artist Scott Koblish will appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign X-MEN ’92! RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Joe St. Pierre, veteran comic artist and writer, will appear at That’s Entertainment in Fitchburg, MA from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m on Saturday, June 13th to celebrate the release of issue #3 of his comic book, The New Zodiax. RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Writer Ryan Cady will appear at The Comic Bug in Culver City, CA on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign ATHENA IX!

Interview: Morten Harper interviews Bastien Vivès, co-creator of The Last Man, a French comic recently published in English by First Second.

Interview: Steve Orlando Promises Punches (and Character Growth) in Midnighter

Reviews:  Tyler R. Kane on Batman #41. Greg McElhatton on Starfire #1. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Louise Brooks: Detective. Tom Murphy on Sea Urchin.

Alfredo “Apple” De La Fuente, founder of Alamo City Comic Con, is starting his own publishing company, Guardian Knight Comics. The first issues of Gears & Bones, an ongoing series, and Sanitarium, a six-issue miniseries will debut in August.

As an exhibit of his work opens in Saginaw, Michigan, New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren reflects on his long career and the art of cartooning: "Charles Schulz (who drew Peanuts) had a way of generalizing a philosophical approach so that the viewer could take it personally."

The California State University, East Bay, newspaper profiles one of its famous alumni: Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers and Saints, who earned a degree in education from the university in 2003; his final project was about comics and education.

Cartoonist Chris Riddell is on course to make a lot of cartoon drawings aimed at kids, in service of a philosophy that calls for drawing daily in a sketchbook and reading for pleasure.

Jeet Heer writes about the meaning of Prophet Muhammad cartoons and Art Spiegelman’s comic about them

This list of “25 Reasons Why You Don’t Make Any Money at Comic Cons” has been making the rounds; despite the negative you’re-doing-it-wrong phrasing, there is some solid advice in there.

Max Jaeger has an advance story on Flame Con, New York’s first LGBTQ-focused comics and pop culture convention.

Mike Dawson tells a sad story from 2002. It's certainly not a tale restricted to 2002, though.

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